2011-2012 Jobs Thread Jun 7, 2012 9:22:38 GMT -5
Post by d3coach on Jun 7, 2012 9:22:38 GMT -5
How many business hire someone right out of college to be a manager and lead a department of 12 people? Not many successful ones. Because they know that experience is a key.
We always hear talk about not having enough women coaches in the sport. And I'm all for that. But throwing in non-experieinced coaches doesn't help that. It is just setting them up to fail.
Banachowski and Wise began in a different era. Women's sports were new, and many coaches were hired who didn't have experience because there were not many coaches who did.
But take a look at Wise's career. Yes, she did get hired right out of school at Iowa state. But how long of a career there did she have? She was out of coaching for a year, before she started again at Kentucky - as an assistant. So while she did start as a head coach, she did have time to learn, grow, and be mentored.
There are two reasons why most people here are so disgruntled by hirings like this.
#1 - It is a slap in the face to our sport (and profession) when administrators hire people with zero experience, over qualified candidates (I don't know who else applied, but I would expect there were at least a few with decent resumes). This would NEVER ever, ever, ever, ever happen in men's basketball, football, etc... so what makes it right in volleyball?
#2 - Most coaches (men included) want to see good female coaches. However hiring someone so raw, will only hurt her chances of being successful. More times than not, it leads to a coach not reaching their potential, and/or getting out of the profession quicker than they would have otherwise.